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Monday, June 3, 2013

Unknown Photo with Hair Sample ~ 1876

This photo came with the Johanna Madsen Hafen Collection.  It is tintype in an embossed copper fram and enclosed in a wooden case.  When I scanned it the first time, the photo was to dark due to the copper reflection.  So, I carefully removed it from the case and found a lock of hair inside.  What a treasure.  However, it might take a DNA test to figure out who this man might be.  Anyone have the answer?  Also the date 1876 was written on the inside along with the initials J.C.

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1 comment:

rudi48 said...

Dated 1876 would have been after the Union Pacific Railroad was completed in 1869 - so, it would be hard to find him "JC" on a pioneer immigration. jm

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